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I am doing it!

I have made my decision. I am going to run my first 10K race! On August 21st, I am going to run the Windrunner 10K in Wheaton IL in a Forest Preserve. So the course will be a trail rather than concrete -- much nicer on the knees -- and I will be running through wooded areas so there should be some shade along the course.

So I have another goal to accomplish and train for. Hopefully, it won't be crazy hot and humid at 8am that morning.

I know I can run the 5K, and i have several of those scheduled between now and July. So I figure my next 'challenge' is to increase the distance. My trainer says it is a reachable goal for me, and that it is good to 'face your fear' and take it to the next level. Besides, I need to run a good 10K before I start thinking about the half marathon next summer, right?

So, prayers and prep work are starting right now!

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Reader Comments (1)

Rick, You are such an inspiration! I started out just like you...running 5ks, 10ks and then on to a half-marathon. Before you know it, you too may be doing an Ironman. Once this running "thing" gets into your system, it just may never get out. Your wife says it's your "thing" right now -- it just might stay with you for awhile. I'm so proud of you that you are jumping in with both feet. Just remember to stretch, hydrate and stay positive. A lot of running is mental! Stay positive and you'll be able to do whatever you set your mind to!!!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

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